Date of Stay: April, 2013
This park was by far the nicest private campground I've traveled to. Without question I would recommend this place to any traveler!! I typically stay in rustic state parks where there is huge space between neighbors, but basics are scarce. This past week, I participated in a group that had booked Big Meadow. Prior to my trip in planning and looking at the park map, my first thought was: "Oh my gosh, it's a Walmart parking lot." Upon arrival, it's anything BUT that. Reservations: A+ They there very informative on my questions and needs (I have two dogs). They recommended a site adjacent to the river. In fact a week or so prior to traveling, they called back and said there was a cancellation and asked if I wanted to move closer to my group. Very customer focused!! Campground layout: A+ There must have been a landscape engineer design the layout. Even though the density of sites is high, there was a good mix of open spaces and buildings. Also, most of sites have HUGE concrete pads. It made leveling, parking, keeping things clean inside a non event!! Facilities: A+ Clean, especially bathrooms and common areas. Dog waste bags strategically placed, very nice group meeting space, cool fire pit. I didn't use Wi-Fi however, most around me seemed to have no issues. Summary: This is a must stay. It is not highly commercial (the campground NOR Townsend TN). These people have put their heart and soul to provide a fun relaxing vacation experience for their clients, and it shows.
Date of Stay: December, 2007
Overall, this campground is very clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They actually had a host to guide us to a site in a golf cart to get us in our site. The sites are very close together, but that seems typical at other beach campgrounds we've been to. All the facilities we needed worked great. There is local cable to each site, but we were able to use our dish to get our DirecTV signal. Some friends stayed in the "eagles nest" section, basically that is a very tight cul-de-sac on a small hill. I'm decent at backing, but there is no way I'd want to navigate backing into one of those sites up a hill and around all those trees. We had a pull through site close to the entrance.
Date of Stay: December, 2007
This is my favorite campground. Even though it lacks WiFi. Very clean, nicely run by the city/county of Charleston. Nice space between sites. Call way in advance to get reservations as this place books up early. We camped there through the Christmas holidays. One word of caution camping during this time. This campground is part of James Island County Park. The park host's "Holiday Festival of Lights". Millions and Millions of decorated lights all through the park. So from sundown to about 10PM nightly, if you want to leave the campground or get back to the campground, plan and extra 30 minutes to get in or out, as everybody in Charleston drives through looking at the lights and traffic is backed up way past the entrance.